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zondag, september 24, 2006

WRE's in Belgium

Until now there is only one organisation ready to make a World Ranking Event.
This is the the "Match Interland EOC-FRSO-NOLB-VVO-WTB" on the 18th of march 2007.
Normally the Belgian Championships Long Distance on the 9th of september will also be a WRE. But there are some things to do by the organiser BORASCA.

If the rules for the World Cup stay the same as they are now this means a disaster for Belgium. We will not be able to send more than 1 atlete. Other countries will certainly do efforts to get a better rank. Of course the best way to get a higher rank is to organise WRE's in your own country since the best 20 runners are taken into account.

The belgian commission decided to organise trips to WRE's instead of doing a training week for the national team. Of course there will not be more than 10 runners who will be prepared to go. It's a good initiatif but it will probably not be enough.

Belgium is allowed to organise 4 WRE's, why don't we do so?? One reason is that a WRE costs 200 euro for the organiser. ABSO-BVOS only has money to organise 2 WRE's. If this is the only reason it would be very sad. Because in this way IOF favors the rich countries.

These 400 euro for 2 extra events shouldn't be such a problem for Belgium. Many ways to collect this money. But now we know why there are NO WRE's in Russia or Ukraine. And now we know why these countries are below there standards in this ranking.

So what we as athletes suggest is to make all 3 belgian Championships a WRE. How the money for these events will be collected can be discussed. Sponsoring? Clubs? Competitors?
Belgium will also be able to attract more international orienteers if we have these WRE's.

10 Comments:

  • At 25/9/06 00:32, Blogger Xtof said…

    I don't know how to earn money... but I definitely think that we must have more WRE in Belgium. It's a question of survival of our sport (at least of our sport at competition level) : young orienteers need elite runners to be motivated, we need world-class events to be motivated. Am I right ?

    Christophe

     
  • At 25/9/06 18:28, Blogger Luc Kol said…

    Het staat als een paal boven water ! Er komen zeker twee WRE wedstrijden volgend jaar. Er is eveneens reeds contact genomen met de NOLB en gevraagd om een WRE te organiseren tijdens hun driedaagse met Pasen volgend jaar.

     
  • At 25/9/06 19:20, Blogger jeroen said…

    Goed nieuws dus, het niveau van de competities zal stijgen.. en de motivatie ook denk ik

    to Xtof you're right..

     
  • At 25/9/06 22:43, Anonymous witte said…

    ik zou zeggen: 2 is al goed, maar 3 is NOG BETER.
    Als dan NOLB er nog 1 organiseert, geraken we misschien aan 20 atleten met 4 wedstrijden en bijhorende punten.

    surf even naar de
    ranking van de belgen en je zal begrijpen wat ik bedoel...

    Trouwens, onder de 3 bk's, 3 vk's, etc, moeten toch zeker meer dan 2 valabele WREvents zijn...
    (de afgelopen BK's lang en middle waren bijvoorbeeld al perfecte voorbeelden!!!)

    deadline is blijkbaar 30 September!
    Luc kol, kan je ons vertellen wie de huidige kandidaat WRE's zijn?

     
  • At 26/9/06 10:05, Blogger dries said…

    De huidige kandidaat WRE's zullen zijn zoals vermeld in artikel:
    - match vvo-frso-... (frso-18 maart)
    - BK Lang (borasca-9 september)

    mogelijke extra WRE's:
    - Nationale La Hoëgne (CO Liège 22 april)
    - Nationale Sahara (KOL 7 oktober) (valt samen met swiss cup)
    - BK sprint Marche en famenne (Balise 10 14 oktober)
    - Vk middle distance
    Zonder twijfel zullen hier voldoende deelnemers zijn en dus ook aan de regels worden voldaan.

     
  • At 26/9/06 18:36, Blogger Luc Kol said…

    Beste elitelopers,

    ik heb naar alle voorzitters van de VVO-clubs het volgende voorstel verstuurd : aangezien het toch te laat is om op niveau ABSO BVOS nog beslissingen te nemen i.v. m. een derde WRE, stel ik voor dat ofwel VVO een derde WRE financiert of dat de clubs het zelf doen. Het is nu de moment om aan de slip van de voorzitters te trekken. KOL doet zeker mee. Tracht hen te overhalen. Het is dringend. We kunnen eventueel een dag van de 5 daagse van OMEGA of de Sylvester voorstellen. Als tegenprezstatie verwachten we natuurlijk dat de elitelopers massaal aan de Belgische WRE deelnemen.

     
  • At 26/9/06 19:58, Blogger dries said…

    GOOD NEWS

    This is hopefully a good example for FRSO. Belgian Championship sprint would be perfect for WRE. No doubt that there will be enough runners.
    Hopefully these messages reach the right person to take a decision quickly at the level of VVO and his clubs as well as FRSO and clubs. So, MAYBE we will have 4 WRE's in Belgium next year.

    Besides that the signal of IOF is clear. They want the WRE's to be more important. And they succeed in that. Abso-Bvos already indicated by there decision (participation of WRE's instead of training camps) that, WE, elite runners, are getting more interested in WRE's in other countries. On the other hand there probably will be more interest of other countries in the WRE's in Belgium. That's a good thing as well.

    But still we stay in 23th place, so only 1 athlete who can go to world cup events. How are we going to do a selection for that ;-). Maybe we should ask IOF.

     
  • At 27/9/06 11:22, Blogger Luc Kol said…

    Het aantal WRE voor België is in 2007 vast gelegd op maximum 3 !!!!

     
  • At 27/9/06 16:21, Blogger dries said…

    as described in the article there are 4 wre's possible in belgium for next year.

    match VVO-FRSO-... is an event as described in IOF-rules:

    "Regional Championships which rotate on an annual basis between two or more Federations (e.g. Nordic Championships) can be WREs in addition to the host Federation's normal allocation of three WREs "

    I see that the opinion of us, elite runners has a positif influence already at the site of VVO and probably there can be taken a decision quickly. A proposal has been made to the clubs.

    Hopefully our french speaking friends can obtain the same at FRSO-site.

     
  • At 28/9/06 12:02, Blogger Luc Kol said…

    De kogel is door de kerk.
    Er worden 3 WRE voorgstels voor 2007. Match 18 Mar 07, BK Long Sep 07 en laatste dag sylvester 30 Dec 07.
    Ik hoop dat dit te gemeod komt aan de wensen van de elitelopers, maar verwacht dat er ook meer interesse zal zijn in de toekomst om deel te nemen aan de WRE en om deel te nmen aan WC wedstrijden.

     

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